contact dermatitis

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contact dermatitis

[′kän‚takt dər·mə′tīd·əs]
(medicine)
An acute or chronic inflammation of the skin resulting from irritation by or sensitization to some substance coming in contact with the skin.
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The vulvar itching and irritation that occur with DIV most likely represent an irritant contact dermatitis, with vaginal secretions serving as the irritant.
KEY WORDS: Kaposi's varicelliform eruption, Irritant contact dermatitis.
This type of contact dermatitis is known as irritant contact dermatitis (ICD) (Anderson et al.
Some patients have developed a form of irritant contact dermatitis, normally seen in healthcare workers who repeatedly use alcohol hand gels in clinical environments.
In Irritant Contact Dermatitis skin is damaged by frequent washing and wearing of latex gloves and may become reddened, dry and itchy.
I'm using some latitude in including posttraumatic eczema in the traumatic type of irritant contact dermatitis.
Other studies in other laboratories are beginning to show that certain moisturizers appear to be more effective than corticosteroids in treating irritant contact dermatitis.
It's actually an irritant contact dermatitis caused by saliva.
Irritant contact dermatitis -- this eczema is caused by frequent contact with everyday substances, such as detergents and chemicals.
Pathophysiology of ACD in Children and Adolescents ACD is a cell-mediated response to exposure to an antigenic substance as compared to irritant contact dermatitis, the usual cause of the common diaper rash, which is a non-immunologic response to a skin irritant resulting in disturbance of cell hydration (Peate, 2002).
The three recognized reactions to latex include nonallergic irritant contact dermatitis, type IV cell-mediated allergies and type I IgE-mediated allergies.
Nonallergic irritant contact dermatitis, or skin rash, is the most common reaction, affecting regular wearers of powdered and nonpowdered latex gloves.